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    1954 Maurice Richard 400th Goal Presentational Trophy. Impressive relic recognizes the legendary Hall of Famer as the first man in NHL history to record 400 goals, an achievement realized on December 18, 1954 as Rocket found the net in a four to two Montreal Canadiens victory in Chicago over the hosting Blackhawks. The gold plaque on the base in engraved in French:

    "Tribute to Maurice Richard for his 400th goal scored in Chicago on 12-18-54 from the Depression Hockey League."

    Better known by its French name, "Ligue des as de Saint-Leonard," the Depression League still exists as the oldest intermediate hockey league, and while Richard had no direct affiliation, the shared Quebec heritage between the league and the legend was likely the reason for this recognition. The trophy is crafted from marble and brass and measures at a lofty 20.5" in height. Letter of provenance from Maurice Richard Jr.


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